Winston–Salem is a city located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The city is home to both Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University. Winston–Salem is the county seat of Forsyth County and was incorporated on February 13, 1849. The city is situated at the junction of Interstate 40 and Interstate 85 in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina.
Winston–Salem is home to the headquarters of companies such as Reynolds American and Hanesbrands, as well as branch locations of national companies such as BB&T and Krispy Kreme. The city was originally named Salem until the name was changed to Winston-Salem in 1913 to honor both John W. Salem (the former name) and Revolutionary War hero Joseph Winston.